IN-NELL and Bridges Fall Event 2010

Session presenter James Chan, PhD, as the director of CeLTIE, brings to the center a multilingual, multicultural, and multidisciplinary grounding. Chan is a native speaker of Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese. Through his studies of English, French, and German he gained a solid understanding of the challenges of mastering foreign languages and cultures. He earned his B.A. in English literature, his M.S. in Instructional Systems Technology and Ph.D. in Computer education. He has a strong grasp of the major theories of pedagogy, instructional design, and multi-media development.

Chan complemented his education with valuable work experience, including many years of experience teaching and managing instructional technology in higher education environments. As the Instructional Development Officer at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Language Pedagogy Project Coordinator at Indiana University Bloomington, Director of Education Computer Lab and assistant professor of computer education at Indiana University South Bend, he developed deep understanding of the pedagogical and technological needs of faculty and students. He is experienced in managing computer laboratories for special purposes and in working with language faculty in integrating leading-edge technology into language learning.